West Seattle Gas Price Watch: The 1-week pump jump

June 2, 2008 at 6:07 am | In Gas prices, Transportation | 6 Comments

admiralchev601.jpgActually, it’s been a one-year pump jump – see that nostalgic photo at left? Admiral Chevron, exactly one dollar cheaper, exactly one year ago today (here’s the WSB report from 6/2/07). Anyway, back to the present: We were just getting used to $4/gallon regular, when suddenly $4.20-something/gallon regular began to appear … so we surveyed the West Seattle gas stations again late last night for the specifics on what’s happened in the past week, including not only the highest and lowest prices, but also which station went up the most in the past week and which went up the least:

We surveyed these stations last week, six weeks ago, and 13 weeks ago. The first price is for regular, the second for premium.

$4.03-$4.25, Arco (Delridge/Orchard)
(1 wk ago $3.89-$4.09, 5 wks ago $3.47-$3.69, 12 wks ago $3.25-$3.47)

$4.07-$4.31, Roxbury Safeway
(1 wk ago $4.06-$4.25, 5 wks ago $3.56-$3.79, 12 wks ago $3.38-$3.59)

$4.12-$4.33, Calif/Charlestown 7-11
(1 wk ago $3.99-$4.19, 5 wks ago $3.55-$3.75, 12 wks ago $3.41-$3.61)

$4.13-$4.33, California/Andover 76
(1 wk ago $3.99-$4.19, 5 wks ago $3.59-$3.79, 12 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.13-$4.43, Admiral Safeway
(1 wk ago $4.05-$4.25, 5 wks ago $3.57-$3.79, 12 wks ago $3.42-$3.63)

$4.17-$4.39, 35th/Barton Exxon
(1 wk ago $4.07-$4.29, 5 wks ago $3.66-$3.89, 12 wks ago $3.45-$3.71)

$4.17-$4.45, Fauntleroy/Alaska Shell
(1 wk ago $4.05-$4.29, 5 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 12 wks ago $3.45-$3.69)

$4.17-$4.45, Avalon 7-11
(1 wk ago $4.05/$4.29, 5 wks ago $3.65-$3.89, 12 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.18-$4.38, Delridge Exxon
(1 wk ago $4.03-$4.20, 5 wks ago $3.58-$3.78, 12 wks ago $3.45-$3.65)

$4.19-$4.39, Gas Depot (South Delridge)
(1 wk ago $4.03-$4.23, 5 wks ago $3.65-$3.85, 12 wks ago $3.39-$3.59)

$4.19-$4.39, Lincoln Park 76
(1 wk ago $4.05-$4.29, 5 wks ago $3.69-$3.95, 12 wks ago $3.49-$3.75)

$4.19-$4.39, Gasco (35th)
(1 wk ago $4.09-$4.29, 5 wks ago $3.65-$3.89. 12 wks ago $3.46-$3.69)

$4.19-$4.41, mid-Delridge Shell
(1 wk ago $4.04-$4.26, 5 wks ago $3.69-$3.89, 12 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.19-$4.41, Delridge/Orchard Shell
(1 wk ago $4.04-$4.26, 5 wks ago $3.69-$3.89, 12 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.19-$4.41, Roxbury Shell
(1 wk ago $4.05-$4.27, 5 wks ago $3.67-$3.89, 12 wks ago $3.47-$3.67)

$4.19-$4.43, Barnecut’s Shell (Admiral)
(1 wk ago $4.03-$4.27, 5 wks ago $3.67-$3.91, 12 wks ago $3.42-$3.67)

$4.19-$4.47, Fauntleroy/Alaska 76
(1 wk ago $4.07-$4.31, 5 wks ago $3.67-$3.91, 12 wks ago $3.47-$3.71)

$4.21-$4.61, Admiral Chevron
(1 wk ago $4.05-$4.45, 5 wks ago $3.65-$4.05, 12 wks ago $3.43-$3.83)

$4.22-$4.52, California Shell
(1 wk ago $4.05-$4.31, 5 wks ago $3.71-$3.95, 12 wks ago $3.47-$3.71)

$4.25-$4.49, 35th/Holden Chevron
(1 wk ago $4.09-$4.33, 5 wks ago $3.69-$3.93, 12 wks ago $3.46-$3.69)

Who went up the least? Roxbury Safeway – one cent in the past week for regular. Who went up the most? California Shell (Morgan Junction), 17 cents in the past week for regular. How’s West Seattle doing compared to the citywide average? Still just a little above the citywide average, as tracked by AAA.

6 Comments

  1. Record Profits!!! and the oil companies say this is just “supply & demand”… yeah right… They have the supply and they demand we pay through the nose! Greedy Bastards!

    Comment by Alki Res. — 7:20 am June 2, 2008 #

  2. Keep in mind that at both Safeway locations you get 3 cents (or 10 cents if you have spent over $50 in the store) off if you are a Club Card member (also means you get better deals in the store).

    Doesn’t REALLY make it better – but it helps a little.

    Thanks WSB for doing this – I hope it goes down soon!?!?

    Comment by R — 9:15 am June 2, 2008 #

  3. Last Wednesday I had to make an unfortunate trip to the ER(ugh). When my ride and I left home at 12:30pm the price of regular at Barnecut’s was $4.03/gal. Imagine my surprise when we returned 7 hours later (remember, it was the ER – slower than…)the price of regular at Barnecut’s was $4.19/gal. In 7 hours…holy moley…!!

    Comment by JanS — 9:25 am June 2, 2008 #

  4. just 15 weeks ago, Sunday, Feb 17, I bought regular at the California/Charlestown 7-11, for $3.04; it was lowest in area that day; I usually go to Safeway & use club card, but 7-11 was still less that day; I noted this on my calendar, freaking out about only getting 3/4 tank in my Toyota Corolla for $20; now I can’t even get 1/2 tank for $20 in my little car; and based on your March 3 gas watch, that station went up to $3.41 in just 2 weeks; honestly, $3.04 to $3.41 in 2 weeks; absolutely crazy

    only thing worse is those poor folks who paid $4+/gal and got bad gas, had to be towed out of the station, thousands in repairs and rental, and the oil company doesn’t even want to help them out; unbelievable

    I’m off to the bus, praying there’s some justice in the gas universe soon

    Comment by Diane — 12:55 pm June 2, 2008 #

  5. oops, forgot to add, thank you, thank you, thank you for the gas price watch updates; so very helpful

    Comment by Diane — 12:58 pm June 2, 2008 #

  6. According to the news reports about bad gasoline over the Memorial Day weekend, Safeway gas and Shell are the same.

    Comment by Admiral Janeway — 7:18 pm June 2, 2008 #

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